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  •  Welcome Jefferson Dela Cruz

    Jefferson was born in Stockton California, the youngest of seven siblings. He attended California Polytechnic State University and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Communications.

    His work has been in the tech industry for over 8 years. Jeff most recently worked at Catapult Direct Marketing in their web design and analytics group managing the needs of corporate clients as Senior Manager, Internet Marketing.

    Prior work experience includes Senior Webmaster at Mirapoint, Inc. and Cybercamps, as a Camp Director, and Web Design Instructor at Santa Clara University.

    In his spare time, Jeff enjoys playing basketball, tennis, martial arts, and spending time with his family.

  •  Welcome Michael S. Malone

    Welcome Michael S. Malone

    Michael S. Malone is an author, journalist and television host. After earning two degrees from Santa Clara University, he joined the San Jose Mercury-News as the world's first daily high tech reporter. There, he was nominated twice for Pulitzer Prizes in investigative reporting. Malone has been a columnist for the New York Times, ABCNews and Forbes. At Forbes, he was editor-in-chief of the nation's largest circulation high tech business magazine, Forbes ASAP. Malone is the author or co-author of nearly twenty books of business, history and biography, including several best-sellers. The host of four PBS interview series, he was co-producer and writer of the Emmy-nominated PBS primetime miniseries The New Heroes. A founding shareholder of several successful Silicon Valley start-ups, including eBay, in 2010 Malone was among the first to receive SCU's Leader's Legacy Award. For creating the Silicon Valley comes to Oxford program, now the largest event for entrepreneurs in Europe, Malone was named a Distinguished Friend of Oxford and Associate Fellow at Said business school. A regular op-ed contributor to the Wall Street Journal, Malone has three books slated for publication in the next year. He and his wife Carol live in the oldest frame house in Santa Clara Valley, and they are currently restoring a historic Oklahoma Land Rush homestead and farm. Malone now re-joins the faculty of the Department of English, where he will teach upper-division courses in Nonfiction Writing to help students learn about publishing in both print and digital media.

  •  Welcome Robin Tremblay-McGaw

    Welcome Robin Tremblay-McGaw

    Robin Tremblay-McGaw comes to us from having recently taught at the San Francisco Art Institute and Bard College in the Language and Thinking Program. She holds a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire; an M.A. from San Francisco State University; an M.L.I.S. from the University of California Berkeley; and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her interests include: Poetics and poetry, narrative and narrative theory; feminist and queer theory. Currently she is working on a manuscript, an examination of the work of seven San Francisco Bay Area writers, entitled "This Side of a Human Future: Poetry Wars and Imagined Communities in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1975-1990."

    Recent articles and blog posts include "Enclosure and Run: The Fugitive Recyclopedia of Harryette Mullen's Writing," in the summer 2010 issue of the Journal MELUS and "About Reading" on the Language and Thinking blog. Her work has appeared in Little Red Leaves, On: Contemporary Practice, HOW2, Crayon, Mirage, Digital Artifact Magazine, POM2, Narrativity, Biting the Error: Writers Explore Narrative (Toronto: Coach House Books, 2004), and elsewhere. Tremblay-McGaw edits the blog

  •  Welcome Noel Radley

    Noel Radley has recently taught Rhetoric and Writing and English courses at the University of Texas at Austin. For three years, she has been an instructor and researcher in the Digital Writing and Research Lab. Radley is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at UT-Austin. She has an M.A. from UT-Austin and a B.A. in English from the University of Notre Dame, where she was a graduate of the Arts and Letters/Science Honors Program. This year Radley will be teaching Critical Thinking and Writing courses as well as an Advanced Writing course.

  •  Welcome Jean-Pierre Lacrampe

    Jean-Pierre Lacrampe has taught at St. Mary’s College, San Jose State University, Menlo College, and Santa Clara University (in the Communication Department) after receiving his MFA from St. Mary’s College and his BA in English from Arizona State University. His work has been published by Glimmer Train, McSweeney’s, Instant City, KQED's "The Writer's Block," and in Howl: A Collection of the Best Contemporary Dog Wit.

    In late August Lacrampe happily joined the English Department at Santa Clara University. He will be teaching CTW 1 and 2, in addition to Global Screenwriting in the Communication Department.

    You can read one his pieces, “My Romantic Life: A Walking Tour of San Francisco,” at: Or a brief essay at:

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